The Netflix-produced live-action film adaptation of the manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, Death Note, is considered by many to be one of the worst adaptation projects produced in recent times, and the writers of the feature film commented on the terrible reception that the project had.
Charley and Vlas Parlapanides were the script writers for the Blood of Zeus animated series, but in a recent interview to promote that series, they were asked about the live-action adaptation of Death Note, where they also participated in the same roles. .
Charley stated, “The only thing I would add, and again, I think film works, but films are a director-driven business, especially in the traditional studio model. And one thing I would like to say is that we were with Death Note since 2006, reading pirated copies of PDFs online that had the American translation and our drafts were more faithful to history, "he noted while analyzing the overall writing process. “And that's just a choice, and again, as Vlas mentioned, after we worked on it, a lot of other writers got involved as well. And it was much more that they ended up taking from Slater's draft and that finally ended up shaping the final product and, again, it is completely a choice of the director where he wants to direct the project, "he concluded.
On the other hand, Vlas commented on the reception of the franchise's fan base: “And we are saddened that the fans did not like it. We want them to be happy. We want you to like it. All writers want that. And I think Jeremy Slater did a good job, but he had a very specific guideline and we were disappointed in the reception because we wanted, again, to give the fans something they would like, but we also understand why they did not like it, "he concluded.
Death Note Synopsis
A shinigami, as a god of death, can kill anyone, as long as he knows the face of his victim and writes his name in a notebook called "Death Note". One day, Ryuk, bored by the lifestyle of a shinigami and interested in seeing how a human would use the notebook, drops it into the human realm. High school student prodigy Light Yagami is the one who stumbles upon the notebook and test your abilities by writing the name of a criminal on it. When the criminal dies immediately after his experiment, Light is shocked and quickly realizes how devastating the power he has now gained could be.